Starting to Unpack in Your New House

After months of shopping around for a house, weeks of packing and days of hauling, you’ve finally moved all your belongings into your new home. One problem: They’re still all packed up. The feeling of walking through your entire home while it’s full of cardboard boxes and knowing you need to find a place for every single thing can be an overwhelming one, so here are a few tips to help you get started:

Use a self storage unit

While it may seem like an extra step, renting a storage unit in a self storage facility can be a real life saver. After all, you won’t need your wedding china, cross-country skis or photo albums right away, so there’s no use having them clutter up your home as you try to get organized. Consider keeping your formal dining set in storage for a couple months and using the dining room as a space to keep boxes and get organized.


To avoid feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of belongings you need to organize, it’s important to come at the unpacking process with a system. Prioritize certain rooms or items over others to help you take things one step at a time. Start with the essentials – that is, things you’ll need on your first night, including clothes, toiletries, sheets and pillows. Then, move to the kitchen. Unpack the food and dishware you’ll need right away first, then move to pots, pans and so on. Methodically going through your new home this way will help you focus on small, accomplishable tasks as opposed to larger, unmanageable ones.

Get organized

You’ve got a fresh start in your new home, so now is the time to really focus on getting yourself organized. Browse around online and look for tips and tricks that can help you sort your belongings in new, more efficient ways. Install a closet system, for example, so it’s easier to sort your clothes and find what you need quickly. When you are setting up your garage, first put up shelves and hooks and make sure everything has a place.

Take your time

Most importantly of all, don’t rush through the unpacking process. Yes, the feeling of finally being unpacked and settled is a good one, but working too quickly will just overwhelm you and stress you out. Whatever your storage needs, contact your local SecurCare Self Storage facility today!